Brown Brothers Patricia Pinot Chardonnay 2018


The Patricia Pinot Noir and Chardonnay fizz has established itself as one of the finest of all Aussie bubbles, perhaps unequalled on the mainland. From King Valley fruit, more specifically the Whitlands Plateau at a lofty 800 metres above sea level, the blend is 72% Pinot Noir and 28% Chardonnay. The wine spent five years on lees – remember that this is longer than the majority of champagnes. Deep yellow, with a yeasty nuttiness and attractive toasty notes, there is a hint of pears. Complexity, intensity and a compellingly seductive and supple texture are already evident. A nice line of salinity and chalk runs the length complimented by fine acidity and a lovely lingering finish. Delicious now and over the next half dozen years.